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 News Letter Archive

February  2002

Thanks to Lions Terry and LaNette Thorson on the superb meal at our January
3rd meeting and also to Lion Mike Main for the excellent meal at our January
17th meeting.

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, Feb. 7th at our regular meeting place.
So far, no member has volunteered to cook for this meeting.  If interested,
please notify Lion Steve Weber by no later than Jan. 31st so it can be put
in the Herald.  The business meeting will be at 7:00 P.M. if there is no
meal.  If there is a meal, the meeting will be at 7:30 with the meal at

Our second meeting will be on Thursday, Feb. 21st  also at our regular
meeting place.  There will be a Board of Directors meeting at 6:30 P.M. with
the business meeting at 7:00 if there is no meal.  No one has volunteered to
cook for this meeting either. If interested in cooking for this meeting,
please let Lion Steve know.  If there is  a meal, the meeting will be at
7:30 P.M.  Please check the Howard Lake Herald for the updates.

The next Good Neighbor Days meeting will take place at the Howard Lake Fire
Hall on Wednesday, February 6th, at 7:00 P.M.

Orders are still being taken for our new Lions shirts.  The cost of the
shirts is $18 for sizes S-XL, $20 for a 2XL, and $21 for a 3XL.  You must
pay for the shirt when ordering.  If interested in ordering, but are unable
to attend any of the upcoming meetings, you can order one by sending your
name and shirt size along with a check (payable to the Howard Lake Lions)
and mail it to: Howard Lake Lions; P.O. Box 13; Howard Lake, MN 55349.

If you have not paid your membership dues for 2001-02, you must do so by no
later than February 1st.  If they are not paid by then, you will be dropped
from the membership list.  You can mail you check (payable to the Howard
Lake Lions) to: Howard Lake Lions; P.O. Box 13; Howard Lake, MN 55349.

Approximately 20 members of our club attended the  Mid-Winter Convention
this year.  A good time was had by all.  A big thank you to Lion Joyce for
chairing it.

At the convention, the election of our new District Governor and
Vice-District Governor took place.  Our newly elected District Governor for
2002-03 will be Gary Johnson of the Buffalo Lions Club.  The new
Vice-District Governor will be Lion Kevin Schuldt of the St. Francis Lions
Club.  Congratulations!

Our Lions club will once again have our annual bowling party at the Park
Tavern and Lanes on Saturday, April 6th from 2:00 - 5:00 P.M.  This was the
result of raising the most money (as a club) at the Heel-n-Wheel fundraiser
back in September.  We will also be going to Mystic Lake Casino immediately
following the bowling party.

All H. L. Lion members are strongly encouraged to invite family and friends
to come along.  Sign-up sheets will be available at each meeting through
March. Sign-up is on a first come first serve basis. We are allowed to bring
up to sixty people. Lion Steve Weber is the chairman.  If you cannot attend
any of the upcoming meetings and want to go along, please contact Lion Steve
at 543-3567 (H) or 3471 (W).

Our mode of transportation will be the SW Bus Company from Willmar.  The
cost of the bus ride will be approximately $15 per person (depending on the
number of people going).  We will be leaving H.L. at 12:45 P.M. (Block 18)
at 12:45 P.M.  We will then leave the Park Tavern for Mystic Lake at
approximately 5:30 P.M.  We should arrive back to Howard Lake at around
11:00 P.M.

A donation was to the Parade of Green.  The money was divided up to the
following:  Children's Eye Clinic, Camp New Hope, 5M7 Wellness Van, 5M7
Hearing Foundation, Camp Friendship, Leader Dog for the Blind, Camp
Needlepoint, and MAC Center.

The Howard Lake Lions will be sponsoring a snowmobile radar run on Howard
Lake on Saturday, February 16th from 10:00 A.M. until 6:00 P.M.  Lion Mike
Main is the overall chairman of this event.  Any help with this event will
be much appreciated.  We are also looking for a member to chair the food and
for taking tickets that day.  If interested, please let Lion Mike or Lion
President Dan Judd know by the first meeting in February.

Our club will be having their annual Super Bowl party on Sunday, February
3rd at 3 :00 P.M. at our regular meeting place.  This will be a potluck
affair.  All Lions and their family/guests are invited.

At our last meeting in January, a very disturbing fact came up.  Recently,
we, the Howard Lake Lions, have been involved in very few projects involving
the community.  It's a trend that needs to be stopped.  We have become too
complacent.  If you have any ideas for a project, please bring them along to
one of our upcoming meetings.  LET'S GET INVOLVED!

The Howard Lake Lions and Lionesses held their annual Drug Awareness Poster
Contest.  The contest was open to students in the HLWW school district and
also students at St. James Lutheran School.  The judging took place on Jan.
10th.  The first place in each of the age divisions had their posters judged
at the Mid-Winter Convention.  The top three winners in five separate age
divisions were as follows:

Kindergarten:       *Cord Allen (St. James Luth. School)
Josiah Rostad (St. James Luth. School)
Maddi Merges (St. James Luth. School)

Grades 1 & 2: Brooke Baird (St. James Luth. School)
Michaela Bowman (St. James Luth. School)
Kayla Stueven (St. James Luth. School)

Grades 3 & 4: Brooke Kubasch (St. James Luth. School)
Ellie Wessling (St. James Luth. School)
Mariah Kohn (H.L. Elementary School)

Grade 5: Amanda Kubasch (St. James Luth. School)
Samantha Zuehl (St. James Luth. School)
Julie Krienke (St. James Luth. School)

Grades 6-8: Dessie Roll (St. James Luth. School)
Mike Rolla (St. James Luth. School)
Ashley Main (St. James Luth. School)

*We had good news at the Convention this year!  Cord Allen, son of Dave and
Beverly Allen of Howard Lake, took first place in the Kindergarten division
at the district level.  Cord attends Kindergarten at St. James Lutheran
School.  Cord's teacher is Mrs. Marge Stueven.

Happy birthday to the following Howard Lake Lion members who will be
celebrating a birthday in February:  Gary Hagemann (2); Tammy Rienke (4);
Shelly Reddemann (7); Erin Judd (12); Bernie Rohling (23); and Dan Oestreich

At our January 3rd meeting, Lion President Dan Judd already broke his
promise about hanging on to his gavel at our club meetings.  It seemed to
have mysteriously disappeared during the meal.  However, it suddenly
appeared following tail-twisting.  What are we going to do with you Lion

Finally, a Lions' Convention question:  WHO'S GOT MILK?